Chester Erskine
Date of Birth
Nov 29, 1905
Birth Place:
Vienna, Austria


A stage actor by the late '20s, Chester Erskine came to New York, where he scored a hit writing, producing, and directing the all-black revue Harlem in 1929. He produced and directed several Broadway plays and then went to Hollywood in 1932 and assisted Lewis Milestone on Rain. He began directing films with the psychological drama Midnight in 1934; as a writer/director, his credits include...